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Poster: light into ashes Date: Feb 15, 2012 6:52pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH - Electric Factory 1969

"why are the Bid You Goodnight Jams not called GDTRFB Jams?"

One good reason is that the Dead didn't start doing GDTRFB until October 1970, so the Goodnight jam predated it by years. Also that the Goodnight jam was attached as an appendage to GDTRFB (in slower form) - it wasn't so much part of the song, but an epilogue and/or transition theme. It would be like calling the Feelin' Groovy jam in 1970 Dark Stars a "China>Rider jam."

Also, the Goodnight jam was a moveable theme for the Dead - in '68/69 it was played in Alligators, but in 1970 it was played in Not Fade Aways. And that's ultimately why it got tagged onto GDTRFB - once they started putting that tune in the middle of NFA, the Goodnight theme served as a fitting segue back to NFA, since they'd already been playing it in there. So you'd be just as justified in calling it a "NFA jam."

This post was modified by light into ashes on 2012-02-16 02:52:12

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Poster: rdenirojb87 Date: Feb 15, 2012 7:06pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH - Electric Factory 1969

Thank you, that was quite helpful.

Little Sense, I don't really understand the point you're trying to make in your last post. I think the above post explains things pretty well though.